Sounds very cryptic, doesn't it? Perhaps because there is no relationship whatsoever between the bathroom renovation and my special mystery project, aka 'The Twins'
In bathroom reno news - we're almost done! woohoo! Here are some pics of the marathon effort by J, and our dear friend M, that is the new bathroom. I love it, of course- just a few bits and pieces to do, and it's complete :) And The Twins. I first had the idea for this one some months ago - the picture for the centre panel of this quilt popped into my head and refused to leave. Hence, I had to put it down on paper, then proceed to make it. While in the process of making the centre panel, I realised that what it really wanted to be was a quilt. I then set about designing said quilt and making it. Needless to say, what initally was a 'relatively' simple project, became quite a bit bigger than I'd planned. Most of it is fabric that I hand dyed specifically for the project, there is fair…
So....lets talk about The Ordinary. I first heard about this brand last year from the fabulous Wayne Goss, via his Youtube channel. He was really quite enthusiastic about it, which struck me as kind of cool, so I set out to gather more information before deciding if I would try some of these products out.
As it turns out, this wasn't difficult - there's been a huge amount of buzz all over the internet about the brand, and it's not hard to see why. The products are completely transparent in what they're for, are full of proven active ingredients and the price point is spectacularly low. I'm on quite a tight budget, so the price point is kind of a big deal to me ;)
I started small, picking up the Matrixyl 10% + HA and the Lactic 10% + HA 2%. I found these in-store at Myer and paid the princely sum of $33 odd for both. I had my fingers crossed that these would work well for me and they certainly haven't disappointed.
Welcome back to my review series! Today, I'm going to give my initial thoughts on the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% from The Ordinary.
To start with, I'd like to talk about the purpose of this particular offering from The Ordinary and why you might like to try this kind of product. This formula is aimed specifically at those with blemish prone and oily skin (that's me!), it's claims are that it reduces the appearance of blemishes and congestion. The zinc content is also purported to reduce visible sebum activity, which should result in a less oily appearance, for all of the oily girls and guys out there. Sounds awesome, right? Well...yes and no. If you'd like to know why, please read on.
I'd like to note, as with previous reviews, that I have an acne prone, oily but also maturing complexion. I also have somewhat sensitive skin, though which ingredients will 'set me off' can be a little unpredictable. With that in mind, here's my first impressions…